We Would Have

I bet we would have all been Nazis

we probably would have hunted down slaves

we would have crucified Christ

and probably wouldn’t have thought twice

about putting Lakotas into mass graves


we would have massacred coal miners in Ludlow

and killed four college students in Kent

just following orders at home and abroad

killing folks wherever we were sent


we can pretend all we’d like

that it isn’t true

but from the day we’re born

they tell us what to do


and we do exactly as we’re told

and we always give Caesar more gold

we might not always swing the hammer

but we always pay for the nails


we might not be the warden

but we pay for the jails

and history knows where we stand

and all the blood has stained our hands








About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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